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John Lennon

Image for John Lennon
Data Source
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Description
A depiction of the head and shoulders of musician John Lennon on vibrant yellow ground. The left side of image and hair saturated in bright orange-red; the right side of image in deep purple. The features are visible as in a photographic negative with negative areas highlighted in bright white. Superimposed on the face, a pair of round glasses with lenses formed by bright orange, green, and white spirals.
Designer
Richard Avedon, American, 1923–2004
Publisher
Cowles Education Corporation, New York, New York, USA
For
Richard Avedon Posters, Inc., New York, New York, USA
Association
Maximus Enterprises, Ltd., England
NEMS Enterprises, Ltd., London, England
For
Look Magazine, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Printer
Waterlow & Sons, Ltd., London, England
Date
1967
Credit Line
Gift of Various Donors
Medium
Offset lithograph on white wove paper
Type
graphic design
Object Name
Poster
Type
Poster
Restrictions & Rights
© 1967 by NEMS Enterprises, Ltd. All rights reserved, published and distributed by Cowles Education Corporation, 488 Madison/Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022, in cooperation with Richard Avedon Posters, Inc. exclusively under license from Maximus Enterprises, Ltd.
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made in
USA
Accession Number
1981-29-511